Though not as high profile or as long-delayed as Castle Crashers, there are still plenty of titles for XBLA that will be seeing released in the summer. The same Microsoft press release that held the Castle Crashers release info also had other XBLA titles on the summer release list. These games were as follows:
Braid, a platformer, Defense Grid: The Awakening, a tower-defense game, Go! Go! Break Steady!, a music rythm game, and finally there's Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Penny-Arcade's RPG adventure game. Whew. With so much good content seeing release this summer (Ninja Gaiden II) here's hoping we'll be able to find time to play these games, as some (if not all) of these hold real promise.
The descriptions from the press release after the break.
"Defense Grid: The Awakening" (Hidden Path Entertainment LLC). "Defense Grid: The Awakening" is the definitive tower defense game experience designed specifically for Xbox LIVE Arcade and launches this summer.
"Braid" (Number None Inc.). Developed by Independent Games Festival Winner and experimental game designer Jonathan Blow, "Braid" is a platform experience that bends all the rules with the manipulation of time. "Braid" will launch this spring.
"Go! Go! Break Steady" (Little Boy Games). An Xbox LIVE Arcade exclusive, "Go! Go! Break Steady" is the debut title from independent developer Little Boy Games. The combination music and puzzle game combines break dancing with novel gameplay and launches this summer.
"Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness" (Hothead Games). The first video game collaboration between Penny Arcade creators Mike "Gabe" Krahulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins and legendary game designer Ron Gilbert, "Penny Arcade Adventures" is an RPG-adventure game set in a highly stylized 1920s universe filled with bizarre characters, outrageous combat and adult humor. The first episode of the game launches this summer.